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Overcoming Grade 2 Gynecomastia in Teens
Posted by Dr. Dadvand January 15, 2024
Today, I want to share a remarkable story about a teenage patient who underwent surgery for grade 2 gynecomastia at my Beverly Hills practice. Gynecomastia in teens can be a challenging condition, affecting not only their physical appearance but also their self-esteem and social interactions.
Click on the video below to see his surgery.
Patient’s Grade 2 Gynecomastia Characteristics
This young patient, under 18, had been living with gynecomastia for about five years. Grade 2 gynecomastia is characterized by breast tissue extending past the areola borders, yet in this case, the skin tone remained excellent. The presence of a significant amount of glandular tissue necessitated a surgical approach.
The Surgical Plan
To achieve a more masculine chest contour, I combined VASER liposuction with the excision of glandular tissue. The goal was to ensure that the chest’s appearance matched the patient’s overall frame, avoiding a flat or unnatural look. This approach was crucial in addressing the excess tissue effectively.
Criteria for Operating on Teen Patients
Operating on younger patients is a decision I don’t take lightly. The criteria include having gynecomastia for at least three years with no signs of reduction, a moderate size of the condition, and no underlying medical or hormonal issues. This patient met all these criteria, making surgery a viable option despite his age.
The surgery was a success, significantly improving the chest contour. The patient’s chest now matches his frame, setting a foundation for his physical development as he matures. The removal of the glandular tissue, which was unlikely to resolve by age 18, marked a pivotal moment in his journey towards confidence.
Surgical Intervention Can Improve Confidence in Teens With Gynecomastia
I’m Dr. Babak Dadvand, and as a board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s an honor to help these young individuals overcome obstacles that impact their daily lives and self-perception. As a parent myself, I understand the immense trust parents place in me when they bring their children for surgery.
If your child is struggling with gynecomastia, know that there are options available. Reach out to discuss how we can help your child on their path to confidence and comfort in their own skin.